Wednesday, January 09, 2008


I received this in an email today and even though it is sorta funny It's really not its all to true. I didn't change a word including the beginning that says this is too true to be very funny.

This is too true to be very funny
The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.
A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division .
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number, what does it mean?
A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.
B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington, D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??
Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,Tax his tears.
Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.
Tax him good and let him knowThat after taxes, he has no dough.
If he hollers,Tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and sore.
Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays. Put these words upon his tomb,'Taxes drove me to my doom!'
And when he's gone, We won't relax, We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!
Accounts Receivable
Tax Building Permit
Tax CDL License
Tax Cigarette
Tax Corporate Income
Tax Dog License
Tax Federal Income
Tax Federal Unemployment
Tax (FUTA)Fishing License
Tax F ood License
Tax Fuel Permit
Tax Gasoline
Tax Hunting License
Tax Inheritance
Tax Inventory
Tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
Liquor Tax,
Luxury Tax,
Marriage License Tax,
Medicare Tax,
Property Tax,
Real Estate Tax,
Service charge taxes,
Social Security Tax,
Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
Sales Taxes,
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
School Tax,
State Income Tax,
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and Local Tax,
Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
Utility Tax,
Vehicle License Registration Tax,
Vehicle Sales Tax,
Watercraft Registration Tax,
Well Permit Tax,
Workers Compensation Tax.

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What happened? Can you spell 'politicians!?'
And I still have to 'press 1' for English.
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times!! What the heck happened?????


barman said...

Isn't the New Orleans thing something. I am sorry, I am all for helping people but a) they are build in an area that is not very advised to be built in. What do you expect to happen. And b) any efforts to fix things are just going to be done over and over again when the measures they put into place fail in the future. The money would be better spent developing a community in not so vulnerable of an area.

BTExpress said...

Those are tough numbers to comprehend so when put that way, it really makes you think.

I may be wrong, but I don't think that all the money being asked for in New Orleans is for rebuilding the housing. Hell, I'll be most of it isn't. The people aren't going to get new homes, at least so far it looks that way.

It's probably for rebuilding the levee system. Then speculators will come in and buy up all the abandoned property for next to nothing, Then rebuild the homes and resell it back to many of the original owners for a handsome profit.

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SIMPLY ME said...

wow, I've got to read that a few times to digest it all!

Little Wing said...

That is scary and incredible!

Walker said...

Yup, the politicians know how to spend it and they do know how to dress to.